Nuclear Threats, Nuclear Fear and the Cold War of the 1980s

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Eckart Conze, Martin Klimke, Jeremy Varon
Cambridge University Press, 2017 - 370
This book brings together cutting-edge scholarship from the United States and Europe to address political as well as cultural responses to both the arms race of the 1980s and the ascent of nuclear energy as a second, controversial dimension of the nuclear age. Diverse in its topics and disciplinary approaches, Nuclear Threats, Nuclear Fear and the Cold War of the 1980s makes a fundamental contribution to the emerging historiography of the 1980s as a whole. As of now, the era's nuclear tensions have been addressed by scholars mostly from the standpoint of security studies, focused on the geo-strategic deliberations of political elites and at the level of state policy. Yet nuclear anxieties, as the essays in this volume document, were so pervasive that they profoundly shaped the era's culture, its habits of mind, and its politics, far beyond the domain of policy.

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Prophecies of Doom and Images of Desolation
Atomic Nightmares and Biological Citizens at Three Mile Island
The Role of National
British Antinuclear Protest
International Antinuclear Activism in
How Grassroots Protest
Toward a Transnational History
Transnational Peace
The Interchurch Peace Council
The Impact of
on the West German Government and the Social Democratic
Why Was There No Accidental Armageddon Discourse
The G7 Summits and International Leadership


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Eckart Conze is Professor of History at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. He is the author of Die Suche nach Sicherheit: Eine Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (2009) and Das Auswärtige Amt: Vom Kaiserreich bis zur Gegenwart (2012).

Martin Klimke is Associate Dean of Humanities and Associate Professor of History at New York University, Abu Dhabi. He is the author of The Other Alliance: Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties (2009), co-author of A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African-American GIs, and Germany (with Maria Höhn, 2010), as well as editor of the publication series Protest, Culture and Society.

Jeremy Varon is Professor of History at the New School for Social Research, New York. He is author of Bringing the War Home: The Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventies (2004) and The New Life: Jewish Students of Postwar Germany (2014). He is also the co-founder and editor of The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture.

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